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Draft Information Technology Strategic Plan Available for Review

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 11, 2022) — The University of Kentucky’s draft Information Technology Strategic Plan (ITSP) is now available for campuswide review here through Monday, Aug. 8. UK students, faculty and staff are encouraged to review the draft plan and provide feedback and comments via Microsoft Forms.

The UK-ITSP supports UK’s Strategic Plan - The UK-PURPOSE (Plan for Unprecedented Research, Purposeful and Optimal Service and Education): THE STRATEGIC PLAN TO ADVANCE KENTUCKY. The UK-ITSP aims to provide the roadmap for technology, infrastructure and IT services that will enable UK’s continued growth while aligning with The UK-PURPOSE strategic priorities of putting students first, taking care of our people, ensuring greater trust, transparency and accountability, inspiring ingenuity, and bringing together many people, one community.

A series of focus groups, surveys and one-on-one interviews were utilized in spring 2022 to obtain feedback from over 300 members of the UK community. These discussions and information gathering sessions focused on what students, faculty and staff felt was working well regarding information technology across the enterprise, what expectations were for the future and ways in which their experiences could be enhanced or improved.

These comments and suggestions became the basis for the UK-ITSP goals and action items. In early summer 2022, the IT Advisory Council, comprosed of faculty and staff representatives from multiple areas of the university, and Information Technology Services employees reviewed and provided feedback on the draft.

Questions regarding the draft, the creation process, etc. can be directed to

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.